jee main news: Odisha CM postpones JEE, NEET exam

jee main news: Odisha CM postpones JEE, NEET exam

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BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Center to conduct the NEET and JEE examinations in the first fortnight of September.

In a letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Chief Minister urged the cancellation of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the wake of the Kovid-19 epidemic and also directed the National Testing Agency. NTA) to open examination centers in all 30 districts of the state.

Patnaik said, “In view of the current epidemic situation in the country, it would be extremely unsafe and dangerous for students to physically go to the testing centers to appear in these examinations.”

“Besides, due to the sudden increase in the corona case in some areas, frequent closures / closures by the concerned district administration, transportation is also disrupted,” he said.

More than 50,000 students from Odisha are appearing in NEET and around 40,000 in JEE (Main) this year. However, the NTA has opened examination centers in only seven townships in the state.

The Chief Minister also said that Odisha has found huge tribal pockets, which are in almost inaccessible areas, away from the state’s urban centers.

He said that students from such areas may be deprived of the opportunity to appear in these examinations, as they will have to travel long distances to the examination centers.

The NTA is scheduled to conduct JEE (Main) and NEET 2020 for admission to technical and medical courses on 1-6 September and 13 September respectively.

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